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VETERANS' ENTITLEMENTS ACT 1986 - SECT 198FB

Rates for service pension and income support supplement increased on 20 September 2009

Maximum basic rate for single person

             (1)  This Act has effect as if, on 20 September 2009, the indexed amount substituted under section 59C for the amount specified in column 3 of item 1 of the table in point SCH6-B1 of Schedule 6 on that day were in turn replaced with an amount equal to the indexed amount plus $1,560.00.

Ceiling rate

             (2)  This Act has effect as if, on 20 September 2009, the amount substituted under section 59LA for the amount specified in point SCH6-A4 of Schedule 6 on that day were in turn replaced with an amount worked out as follows:

Method statement

Step 1.   Work out the amount substituted under section 59LA for the amount specified in point SCH6-A4 of Schedule 6 on 20 September 2009 (apart from this subsection).

Step 2.   Work out what would have been the indexed rate substituted under section 198E for the rate of utilities allowance under column 3 of item 1 of the table in section 118OC on 20 September 2009 had those sections not been repealed.

Step 3.   Work out, on the assumption that section 198F and subsection 118SA(1) had not been repealed:

               (a)     what would have been the rate substituted under that section for the rate payable under that subsection on 20 September 2009; or

              (b)     if there would not have been such a substitution, the rate that would have been payable under that subsection on that day.

                   Note:             Subsection 118SA(1) dealt with telephone allowance for certain persons with internet connections at home.

Step 4.   Add up:

               (a)     the results of steps 1, 2 and 3; and

              (b)     $130.

Step 5.   If the result of step 4 is not a multiple of $2.60, round that result up to the nearest multiple of $2.60.



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